Sustainability Programs

Developing and managing successful and practical sustainability programs to cost-effectively meet state mandates and local government goals.

Recycling Programs / Hauler Franchise Agreements

Often serving in contract staff support roles, CSG has a lengthy track record of working with jurisdiction staff, elected officials and other community stakeholders in designing and implementing successful recycling/zero waste/solid waste programs as well as managing competitive RFP processes for contractor selection and negotiating contracts.

Our Services

  • Design and implementation of programs to meet state mandates including AB 939, SB 1016, AB 341, AB 1826 and other waste diversion mandates
  • Management of Request for Proposals for solid waste/recycling franchise agreements and development of new franchise agreements
  • Contract negotiations for franchise hauler agreements, landfill agreements, and processing of recyclables and organic materials
  • Policy development including construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling ordinances, buy recycled policies, and non-franchise ordinances
  • Long range plan development to meet high diversion goals
  • Recycling and solid waste facility master planning and operational assessments
  • C&D debris recycling compliance program design and implementation

Energy Efficiency Programs

Identifying and implementing creative, practical solutions for this core community sustainability and emissions reduction element.

Our Services

  • Conducting focused public outreach and workshops for residents and business to increase energy efficiency and conservation
  • Providing free energy assessments and energy upgrades through partnerships with energy providers and non-profits
  • Grant writing and monitoring

Water Supply & Conservation Programs

Implementing all facets of supply and conservation programs with urban water agencies, including guiding clients through State urban water supplier drought reduction mandates

Our Services

  • Water conservation
  • Urban water management planning
  • Drought response
  • State regulatory compliance
  • Advanced metering infrastructure project and program management

Climate Action Planning

Providing expertise in development and updating of community-specific, cost-effective sustainability roadmaps in support of greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals

Our Services

  • Climate Action Plan (CAP) development to meet AB 32 (California‚Äôs Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) and SB 32 greenhouse gas reduction targets.
  • Implementation of Climate Action Plan programs for municipalities, residents and businesses
  • Updating outdated Climate Action Plans to meet new sustainability goals
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